Zabor Funeral Home Inc.
5680 Pearl Road Parma, OH 44129,
between Snow & Ridge Road
In Memorial


LABUTTA, David M. Age 58. Beloved son of Mary Ann (nee Steiger) and Victor J. Loving brother of Victor “John” (Joan), Rosemary Miller (Don), Willie (Cindy) and Robert (Melissa). Loving uncle of 10. US Army Vet.

Mass of Christian Burial: Tuesday, April 14, 10:00 AM at St. Bridget Church. Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery.

Visitation: Monday, 4-7 PM at The Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (betw. Snow and Ridge). To offer condolences and to sign guestbook please visit


Messages of Condolence

  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you. David was a great guy and I loved playing golf with him at the Charge and he will surely be missed.

  2. We’ll miss him tomorrow as we have missed him these past few years. He brought many tears of joy to “The Charge” when in attendance. I know his rest will be as easy as a one inch putt.

  3. Dear willie & family, just want you to know my concern for you. I always remember the times we experienced with David @ the “Charge”. I forgot that David was his real name, because his call sign was Wheezer. Willie, I Have prayed for your family that the love of Christ would be upon your family and that God’s glory would shine through you to them. In Christ’s love, Doc.

  4. We will miss Dave’s great sense of humor and personality……….it was a privelege to have been his friend and golfing companion at our outings in Myrtle Beach……….my deepest sympathy to Willie and the rest of the family.

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with Dave’s family. Dave (Wheezer) and I share alot of laughs and he will be missed.

  6. I was saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. We go way back together to grade school at St. Bridgets. Over the years we would occasionally run into each other and talk about the “good old days”. Those are all fond memories.

    I know this is a very difficult time for the family, having just lost my Father, but I can only hope your sorrows ease with time. It starts by remembering all the good times you had with Dave.

    Dave was a good guy and he will be missed.

    Gil Steel Jr. and my wife Bonnie

  7. 16 years ago I had the good fortune to meet David though his brother Willie. David was a unique and unforgettable person. He always had a smile on his face, a laugh nearby, and a welcoming handshake. A passionate person and a fierce friend, when David was around it was never dull. He had a wonderful spirit of optimism about him, whether it was about his Cleveland teams, golfing, or the next day. My life is richer for having known him, and having the privilege of being able to call him my friend. He will be missed.
    To Willie and his family, my thoughts and prayers go with you. God Bless.

  8. Mr. Labutta, Mrs, Labutta, Johnny, Rosie, Willie and Robert,

    My heart goes out to you and is with you at this incredibility difficult time.
    I am however, so grateful to have had the opportunity to reconnect with Dave after so many years – I had the opportunity to see him at Christmas and again over the past couple of weekends. It is also interesting to see from the notes above that he continued to have endearing names for the people closest to him in his life – a practice that I believe I can safely say he began during his teenage years with Rosie and myself.

    My prayers are with you,

    (Dave will remember the name and smile)

  9. Dearest Victor, Mary and Vic, I am so very sorry for your loss. I was not in town, or would have expressed my sincerest condolences in person. May God hold you all in the palm of His hand and help you through your pain and loss. I will keep you all in my prayers.

  10. Dear Labutta Family,

    Our family was so sad to hear about David’s passing. We all have fond memories of your family and growing up on Sharon Drive.
    May all your memories help you at this time. Your in our thoughts.

    The Cubar Family
    Jan, Geordie, Leslie, Brad and Stacey

  11. I am sadden to hear about dave him and I went back to ST. Bridgets and when I bump into him we would reminince about our friends and classmates at ST.Bridgets my condolences go
    out to his family

    David Kuczynski and family

  12. I was looking up David on the internet to see if I could find out where he was. I served with David in Vietnam and he was one of my closest friends. We never caught up after that but he was often in my thoughts. Funny, bright and full of life, I am very sorry to hear he died. My thoughts and prayers to his family.

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